Assesing carbon sequestration in brazilian northeastern biomes under ENSO events


  • Robson de Sousa Nascimento Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • José Ivaldo Barbosa de Brito Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Valéria Peixoto Borges Universidade Federal da Paraíba



Net Primary Production (NPP) represents the amount of carbon absorbed by a plant. The present study aimed to know the behavior of the Net Primary Production (NPP) in years that have occurred El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and during the anomalies of the sea surface temperature (SST) in the Tropical Atlantic, that is Atlantic Dipole, to assessing the quantity of carbon absorbed by the northeastern biomes (Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga) during these events. NPP was calculated using NDVI-AVHRR sensor data, and climate data from NCEP, both covering the period from 1981 to 1999. The results showed that the Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Forest, and the Cerrado were not enough affected by the occurrence of ENSO and Atlantic Dipole. However, the Caatinga biome has shown to be quite sensitive to these events and patterns, especially in years of occurrence of El Niño, which contributed to a reduction in NPP; while in years of La Niña and negative dipole, the NPP achieved the highest values. The amount of precipitaton in previous year to the ENOS episodes showed influence on the amount of carbon sequestration by biomes in the year of study.


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Biografia do Autor

Robson de Sousa Nascimento, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Centro de Ciências Agrárias - Departamento de Solos e Engenharia Rural

José Ivaldo Barbosa de Brito, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

Centro de Tecnologia e Recursos Naturais - Unidade Acadêmica de Ciências Atmosféricas

Valéria Peixoto Borges, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Centro de Ciências Agrárias - Departamento de Solos e Engenharia Rural


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NASCIMENTO, R. de S.; BRITO, J. I. B. de; BORGES, V. P. Assesing carbon sequestration in brazilian northeastern biomes under ENSO events. Gaia Scientia, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 4, 2019. DOI: 10.22478/ufpb.1981-1268.2019v13n4.46299. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 abr. 2024.



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